Jay-Z was born on December 4, 1969 and grew up in Brooklyn New York, and went to George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School along with fellow rappers Notorious B.I.G, Busta Rhymes. He rose to stardom as a hip hop icon through adversity, being abandoned by his father at a young age, shooting his brother, and selling cocaine on the streets of Brooklyn. Jay-Z is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor, and one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. He has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, received 13 Grammy awards for his musical work, and many other nominations for his success. Jay-Z acquired immense success during his first year as President Def Jam with Mariah Carey, Young Jeezy, NE-YO, and Rihanna. He has obtained the position as CEO, owner, and founder of his own record label, Roc-a-Fella Records, and was named the greatest hip-hop MC of all-time by MTV. His countless achievements have proclaimed him as one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all-time, along side pop icon and wife, Beyonce, who has shone brilliantly in the spotlight with Jay-Z, and they are recognized as one of the most noteworthy, influential couples in music history. They will forever leave a lasting mark on hip-hop and pop culture.
Jay-Z inspires me because he started out in the troubles of Brooklyn with only a dream of becoming something big. He was able to conquer his dream, and became one of the most successful rappers and hip hop artists in the world.
This is Jay-Z’s New song about his new baby Blue Ivy Carter, I fell in love with it the first time I heard it hopefully you do too!
Lastly, here is the music video OTIS